Magic Johnson steps down as Los Angeles Lakers president
Magic Johnson stunned the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday after resigning from his role as president of basketball operations at the struggling NBA giants.
“Today, I’m gonna step down as the president,” Johnson told reporters at an impromptu press conference.
Johnson’s resignation comes after a disappointing season which saw the once-mighty Lakers fail to reach the playoffs for a sixth straight season.
Johnson had played a key role in luring LeBron James to the Lakers last year.